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soup of the day

Postby wargarden » March 12th, 2019, 11:50 pm

what is your favorite soup
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Re: soup of the day

Postby PatsyMFagan » March 18th, 2019, 9:27 am

Whatever I have just made, usually from leftovers in the fridge. At the moment I have a surfeit of celery, but I over salted the last batch (for my taste anyway) so am loathe to make it again :( :sprout: I like my soups to be smooth, not chunky. Butternut Squash always turns out well. :tu:
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Re: soup of the day

Postby Ratatouille » March 18th, 2019, 9:49 am

wargarden wrote:what is your favorite soap


Olive oil and lavender :lol: :lol: :lol: looks like one of my typos :oops:
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Re: soup of the day

Postby earthmaiden » March 18th, 2019, 10:08 am

:lol: :lol: I have just tried going back to soap in order to save on plastic bottles. I hate it, it is only good for keeping in clothes drawers to smell nice.

We have a good thread already going somewhere re soup. I like soup but the first leek and potato in late autumn is always special.
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Re: soup of the day

Postby Ratatouille » March 18th, 2019, 10:29 am

At the moment it is things like asparagus, carrot and coriander or still French onion before the weather gets too hot when I switch to cold soups
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Re: soup of the day

Postby KC2 » March 18th, 2019, 12:36 pm

Made a few batches of sweet potato recently, roasted together with onion and garlic, which is delicious!

But I agree with Patsy that it's usually
PatsyMFagan wrote:Whatever I have just made
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We like our soup thick and smooth.

Edited to add the link to the other soup thread viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5333
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Re: soup of the day

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » March 18th, 2019, 1:21 pm

Welcome wargarden :D . If my soups are blended , I like them very thick with a bit of texture still. I love any spicy root veg soup , sometimes with lentils too. I made carrot and coriander once and it was gorgeous, think maybe a Nigel Slater recipe.

Proper roasted tomato soup is good too, with garlic and. chilli . I can't actually remember the last time I made soup
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Re: soup of the day

Postby suffolk » March 18th, 2019, 1:27 pm

Lunch today was a Broccoli & Stilton soup ... one onion chopped and softened; I added a large handful of chopped cooked purple sprouting broccoli left over from yesterday’s roast dinner and some vegetable stock made with Marigold bouillon powder and let it simmer for ten minutes. Then I added a small wedge of Stilton and blended ( keeping a bit of texture) and stirred in a tablespoon of creme fraiche .... voila ... lunch was ready :chops:

There’s enough left for my lunch tomorrow too :D
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Re: soup of the day

Postby Seatallan » March 18th, 2019, 4:40 pm

As I mentioned on Chatterbox, Suffs, that sounds wonderful. One of my all-time favorites... :chops:

I'd travel a fair old way for pea & ham soup too. :hungry:
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Re: soup of the day

Postby wargarden » March 18th, 2019, 7:00 pm

sorry for misspelling auto-correct caused it.
my favorite soup is clam or fish chowder when comes to thick cream soups
chicken soup also but that can be complicated since there are so many variations.
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Re: soup of the day

Postby Catherine » March 18th, 2019, 7:36 pm

My sisters Watercress soup and my mums chicken and vegetable broth
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Re: soup of the day

Postby Ratatouille » March 19th, 2019, 9:41 am

Oooh yes I love chowders and make them quite often I also love Sothern French fish soup with croutons, garlic, rouille and cheese but it is so complicated to make that I buy it from the local fish stall or from the traiteur in town, who makes a quite exceptional one. :drool:
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Re: soup of the day

Postby Seatallan » March 19th, 2019, 12:42 pm

I love chowder too, and cullen skink :chops:

It's a shame because Mr S isn't keen so I rarely make it even though I have some splendid recipes. I have one for a mussel chowder that's to die for.
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Re: soup of the day

Postby Herbidacious » March 19th, 2019, 7:36 pm

Ribollita. Is that soup?!! Oh asparagus is nice. French onion. Chilled watercress not had that for ages. Gazpacho... so difficult to choose!
Pret do a nice veggie chilli one at the moment.
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Re: soup of the day

Postby karadekoolaid » March 21st, 2019, 1:30 am

Roasted root vegetables with Ras-al-hanout.
Carrot and tomato.
Pumpkin and lentil with turmeric.
Gazpacho!
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Re: soup of the day

Postby KC2 » March 21st, 2019, 7:58 pm

karadekoolaid wrote:Roasted root vegetables with Ras-al-hanout.



Roughly how much ras-el-hanout do you use for a large tray of veg, kkl?
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Re: soup of the day

Postby suffolk » March 21st, 2019, 9:28 pm

Today I made a butternut squash and sage soup using a stock made from boiling a ham bone with herbs and aromatics.
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Re: soup of the day

Postby Seatallan » March 22nd, 2019, 10:14 am

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Re: soup of the day

Postby KC2 » July 13th, 2019, 8:02 pm

Have to share a gorgeous soup I made this week, actually from OH's Michael Mosley reduce your blood sugar book.
Beetroot, apple and cumin.

A couple of onions and Bramleys, some beetroot and cumin seeds. Veg stock. Blended when cooked.

Absolutely delicious, especially with some Greek yogurt stirred in. It was supposed to have beans in it (white beans) but we tried them the first time and decided they didn't add much.

Just as delicious hot, warm or chilled :chops: :chops:

Just found the recipe online if anyone would like it:
BEETROOT, APPLE AND CANNELLINI SOUP
200 cals / Serves 3
● 1 tbsp olive oil
● 1 tsp cumin seeds
● 2 medium onions, chopped
● 500g raw beetroot, grated
● 2 Bramley apples, peeled and quartered
● 1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
● 2 star anise
● Salt and ground black pepper
● 1 × 400g tin cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
● Greek yoghurt, to serve
● Handful of chives, chopped

Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin and onions, and cook for 10 minutes, lid on. Add the beetroot and apple, stir and cook for 10 minutes more. Add the stock, turn up the heat, add the star anise and season. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Take off the heat, remove the star anise and blitz. Return to the pan, add the beans, simmer for 20 minutes then serve with yoghurt and chives.
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Re: soup of the day

Postby PatsyMFagan » July 18th, 2019, 10:58 am

That sounds delicious … I have bought the beetroot and apple … :tu:
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Re: soup of the day

Postby KC2 » July 18th, 2019, 12:05 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote:That sounds delicious … I have bought the beetroot and apple … :tu:


Enjoy! :tu: :tu:

Btw, I don't bother to peel the apples as it all gets liquidised anyway.
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Re: soup of the day

Postby PatsyMFagan » July 19th, 2019, 2:44 pm

... and I have to say it is absolutely delicious :chops: :chops: :chops: As I was planning on doing this under pressure in my IP, I didn't bother grating the beetroot, just cut that, the apples and onions into chunks. I already had some eating apples that needed to be used up, so only added one Bramley and it is amazingly sweet. :tu: :tu: :tu:
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Re: soup of the day

Postby earthmaiden » July 19th, 2019, 3:10 pm

I keep looking at this, beetroot and apple are not flavours I have thought of together and it sounds interesting. I don't like cumin much, do you think fennel seeds would work?
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Re: soup of the day

Postby KC2 » July 19th, 2019, 3:25 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote:... and I have to say it is absolutely delicious :chops: :chops: :chops: As I was planning on doing this under pressure in my IP, I didn't bother grating the beetroot, just cut that, the apples and onions into chunks. I already had some eating apples that needed to be used up, so only added one Bramley and it is amazingly sweet. :tu: :tu: :tu:

So glad it worked out Patsy - we had it again today and really like it!
earthmaiden wrote:I keep looking at this, beetroot and apple are not flavours I have thought of together and it sounds interesting. I don't like cumin much, do you think fennel seeds would work?

Yes, I would have thought it would work with fennel, EM, definitely worth trying if you're not too keen on cumin.
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Re: soup of the day

Postby PatsyMFagan » July 19th, 2019, 5:55 pm

earthmaiden wrote:I keep looking at this, beetroot and apple are not flavours I have thought of together and it sounds interesting. I don't like cumin much, do you think fennel seeds would work?


I didn't detect much trace of the cumin, but that could be that my jar is not at it's freshest .... and I haven't put the cannellini beans in yet. I don't have them in store cupboard anyway, so was going to sub with chick peas, but clean forgot :oops:
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Re: soup of the day

Postby KC2 » July 19th, 2019, 6:22 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote:
I didn't detect much trace of the cumin, but that could be that my jar is not at it's freshest .... and I haven't put the cannellini beans in yet. I don't have them in store cupboard anyway, so was going to sub with chick peas, but clean forgot :oops:


We added beans the first time but felt they really didn't add anything and haven't had them since.

Our cumin is pretty fresh and I probably put in a bit more than 1 tsp.
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Re: soup of the day

Postby wargarden » July 20th, 2019, 5:27 pm

given hot weather I've had a strong desire to have Vichyssoise and Kheer soup.
but then hot soup seems be on my radar to. azuki bean soup ( a hot Japanese red bean soup)
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Re: soup of the day

Postby karadekoolaid » July 21st, 2019, 12:08 pm

Earthmaiden:
If you´re not fond of cumin, try using caraway. Or even ground coriander.
Fennel is anise-flavoured, and there´s already star anise in the recipe.
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Re: soup of the day

Postby Ratatouille » July 21st, 2019, 1:21 pm

We have just had a black tomato gazpacho with a cucumber and mint sorbet floating therein. It was perfect for a very hot day. There are so many different colours and flavours of toma available these days I must experiment further during the week. I already have green zebra and yellow pinapple toms available.
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Re: soup of the day

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » July 21st, 2019, 2:10 pm

That sounds gorgeous . I love gazpacho but have never made it . I think all the different types of tomato available nowadays are gorgeous and so pretty . I love tomatoes and think nothing better than a tomato salad with cheese , good olive oil and crusty bread
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Re: soup of the day

Postby earthmaiden » July 21st, 2019, 5:48 pm

karadekoolaid wrote:Earthmaiden:
If you´re not fond of cumin, try using caraway. Or even ground coriander.
Fennel is anise-flavoured, and there´s already star anise in the recipe.

Great ideas - thanks!
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